Important messages in this update:
- Prior Lake is approaching a level of 903.9’ but is showing signs of cresting very soon
- Spring Lake level has started to decrease
- The forecast for the next several days is for continued dry conditions
- The City is currently offering sand bags for sale ($0.25/each)
- The City will provide residents with free sand for sandbagging when Prior Lake is at or above 903.9’
The City of Prior Lake, in accordance with its Flood Response Policy, has initiated several flood response measures and is prepared to initiate others if lake levels increase. Most of the snow has melted and runoff has worked its way into the Spring Lake/Prior Lake system. We are now seeing decreasing levels on Spring Lake which means Prior Lake won’t be far behind as water makes its way through the system and out the Prior Lake Outlet Channel. Prior Lake levels can be found on the PLSLWD website.
Despite this good news, if your property is located in a lower area and you feel you need to protect it at this time, sandbags are currently being sold at the Prior Lake Maintenance Center (17073 Adelmann Street SE), Monday – Friday, 7:00 to 3:30. The cost is $0.25/each which is our cost from the supplier.
Free sand will be available to residents when Prior Lake is at or above 903.9’ as stated in our Flood Response Policy. The sand will be placed in the parking lot of the Prior Lake Maintenance Center on Thursday and will be available at any time including the weekend. If you plan on sandbagging to protect your property and wish to use this sand, please take only what you need to fill your sandbags and hand-shovel it from the bins (please do not use mechanical equipment).